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Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Blog

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Sexual Harassment Takes Center Stage - California Legislature Responds With Flurry of Proposed Bills

USA - January 5 2018 The California Legislature reconvened on January 3 to begin the second year of the 2017-18 legislative session. As anticipated, sexual harassment…

Women Who Gig

USA - January 4 2018 In 2017, we saw how women across the globe have been using the gig economy as a means of gaining some financial independence. A recent report by the…

New Tax Reform Law Will Benefit Freelance Workers And Lead To Further Growth Of Gig Economy

USA - December 29 2017 We recently ran an article about some major developments that will impact all employers as a result of the recently passed tax reform bill. But now…

Drivers Get a Lyft to Higher Education

USA - December 18 2017 While the national debate rages on among policymakers, gig businesses, and worker advocates about whether and how to offer benefits to gig workers…

This Is NOT Fake News: “Gig Economy” Almost Wins Word Of The Year

USA - November 24 2017 The gig economy recently came close to a major honor when it was named a runner-up for the Collins Dictionary 2017 Word of the Year. This annual…

Illinois Attorney General Wages War Against Low-Wage Non-Competes

USA - October 30 2017 Last week, the Attorney General of Illinois filed suit against Check Into Cash, LLC, alleging that the payday lender required its low-wage customer…

Who Poked Whom First: Does a Friend Request or Social Media Invite Count as Solicitation?

USA - August 18 2017 When Gregory Gelineau quit his job at an Illinois-based insurance company to work for a competitor, he sent LinkedIn invitations to a group of his…

Is My Noncompete With an Independent Contractor Enforceable?

USA - August 7 2017 The Eight Circuit recently addressed this question in Ag Spectrum Co. v. Elder, Case No. 16-3113 (8th Cir. August 2, 2017). In that case, Ag Spectrum…

Gig Employers: An Old Friend Returns, Courtesy of the U.S. D(emand) O(pinion) L(etters)

USA - June 30 2017 As reported on our Wage & Hour Law Blog just a few days ago, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced that it will revive its historical…

Choice-of-Law and Choice-of-Forum May Depend on the Choice of Where to File and When: Multi-State Employers Continue to Face Challenges When Enforcing Restrictive Covenants Across State Lines

USA - June 5 2017 Employers who operate in a multi-state environment should take note of a recent case out of the Sixth Circuit (which governs employers that operate…